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Dr. Couz

To get into medical school, you have to be well-rounded. It's pretty much an admission requirement. Ironically, it doesn't take much time for medical school to beat the well-roundedness out of you.
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Eleventh Hour Panic So as much a... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Eleventh Hour Panic So as much as I’ve tried to deny what comes next, my pregnancy is quickly nearing an end. I am well into the third trimester—my hands are con ... Read on »
I'm Just a Rolling Stone... One ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I'm Just a Rolling Stone... One thing that has been particularly difficult about my medical training in general is the fact that it's never been in just one plac ... Read on »
Epilogue So it's over. I talked ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Epilogue So it's over. I talked to my replacement program director (my program director took very unfortunately-timed vacation this week) after half day yesterda ... Read on »
Thank Freaking God. I'm coming h... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Thank Freaking God. I'm coming home. I love my program. Read on »
Another Damn Update... In spite ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Another Damn Update... In spite of my current predicament, I have been really touched by the outpouring of support. Phone calls from my nearest and dearest (whic ... Read on »
Quick Update I know I promised m... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Quick Update I know I promised more uplifting posts, but it's just not going to happen. Not anytime soon, anyway. After being spoiled by starting my EM year ... Read on »
This Sucks The summer o ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc This Sucks The summer olympics have started and I am exactly a month away from the biggest exam of my life. Cruel and unusual, I tell ya. Can I get an expans ... Read on »
And The Doubts, They Keep a' ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc And The Doubts, They Keep a' Comin Emerg is a fickle place. One day a shift can have you feeling like you're on top of the world. You feel competent, efficient... h ... Read on »
I Have So Much To Say... ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I Have So Much To Say... Really, I do. I want to talk about my hunt for a full-time emerg position for the end of my residency. I want to talk about ... Read on »
Given Up on Me Yet? For those di... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Given Up on Me Yet? For those die-hard blog fans who are still checking in regularly, I figured I owed you an update. Actually, life has been a blur since the Be ... Read on »
Adventures of a Hospitalist Befo... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Adventures of a Hospitalist Before I went on maternity leave, I was moonlighting (I moonlit?) at a community hospital. It's about an hour from the centre wher ... Read on »
Looking Ahead Already I'm stress... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Looking Ahead Already I'm stressing in advance about my return to work. I'm going back earlier than I'd like, but that's influenced by two factors. One is ... Read on »
Yet Another Identity Crisis I've... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Yet Another Identity Crisis I've been at a bit of an impasse lately regarding the future of this blog. As you all know, I'm currently on maternity leave. Those o ... Read on »
It's Not You, It's Me I miss blo... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc It's Not You, It's Me I miss blogging. I've been thinking of it a lot lately. In fact, I have three half-finished posts saved on my MacBook. At the rate I'm g ... Read on »
I Am a Bad Person It's Match Day... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I Am a Bad Person It's Match Day! Why do I, as a third year emergency medicine resident, care? After all, we matched our incoming class of PGY-3 EM residents ... Read on »
Enough Already! I have stayed mo... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Enough Already! I have stayed mostly quiet on the topic of the Macleans article that hit newsstands in January. It examined the doctor shortage across Canada, ... Read on »
Medical Spouses, Revisited I was... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Medical Spouses, Revisited I was reading with interest the blog postings over at Edwin Leap's place regarding the wives of doctors. It's a topic that ... Read on »
Random Thought for the Day I was... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Random Thought for the Day I was talking on the phone with my cousin today. She just had her second child by repeat c-section. She had her first by c-section ... Read on »
The Reality This week I had to h... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc The Reality This week I had to head back to the Centre of the Universe (home of TBFTHITW ) to do my ATLS course. That's Advanced Trauma and Life Support for t ... Read on »
Running the Recruitment Fair Gau... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Running the Recruitment Fair Gauntlet Recruitment fairs are commonplace in my neck of the woods. Communities are looking for doctors, and are eager to lure ... Read on »